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Support the Bike Lane on the Main Street Corridor (Resources)

Help support the bike lanes proposed as feasible by the Main Street Feasibility Study!

A bicycle lane spanning the entire length of the nine-mile Main Street corridor, through both Bloomington and Normal, is one of the proposals presented as feasible to city governments by the study.

Beginning in January of 2011, the Main Street Feasibility Study was designed to engage the public to reach consensus on improvements to the nine-mile corridor. Now that the one-year public input process has come to a close, the options were presented to both the Normal Town Council and the Bloomington City Council in April of 2012.

Bicycle advocates, organized by the McLean County Wheelers, are supporting the bike lanes suggested by the study. In upcoming weeks, the city governments of Bloomington and Normal will consider separate aspects of the study, and bicycle advocates believe that it is extremely important to have our voices heard on this issue. Help build a pedestrian and bike-friendly Main Street corridor!

Please contact your city alderpersons (citycouncil@cityblm.org) and express your support for the bike lanes proposed by the Main Street Feasibility study.

There will be a speak-out for a bike lane at the Bloomington Citizen’s Voice meeting, Monday, April 30th, 6 pm at Northpoint Elementary. For information on riding groups heading to the meeting, check the Facebook page BloNo4BikeLanes (link below in resources).

Resources

Bloomington City Council: Support bike and pedestrian-friendly improvements on the Main Street corridor
A petition of BloNo resident supporting the bike lane
 
BloNo4BikeLanes
Facebook event page of the Citizen’s Voice meeting in Bloomington
 
Contact Bloomington Council Members, Email from the Wheelers (posted on Vision 2020 website)
The McLean County Wheelers put out the call to support the bike lane on the Main Street corridor.
 
Main Street Transportation Improvement Feasibility Study
A presentation of the Main Street Transportation Feasibility Study was made by Gewalt Hamilton Associates, Inc. on April 23, 2012 at the Bloomington City Council Meeting. The study was prepared for the McLean County Regional Planning Commission and the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT).
 
Bloomington Council Contact Information
The website for the City of Bloomington has contact information for the alderpersons. You can reach all of them using the email address citycouncil@cityblm.org.

Recent Coverage

Pantagraph article ‘Aldermen Look at Main Street corridor changes
Coverage of the Feasibility Study presentation, by the Pantagraph.

Past Just BloNo Coverage

Bike Lane Proposed for Main Street Corridor (July 2, 2011)

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I live and work in BloNo, Illinois, and work for social justice in our community.

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